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iHeartMedia Names Area President in Texas


iHeartMedia announced today that Spencer Bynes has been named Area President for the Texas area and will oversee the Beaumont, McAllen, Waco, Corpus Christi and Bryan markets, effective immediately. iHeartMedia Texas has a strong cross-platform presence and includes a number of iconic brands and franchises — both broadcast and digital — encompassing more than 29 stations comprised of music, talk and news formats.  

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iHeartMedia has the leading consumer reach and influence across multiple platforms and delivers more live programming than any other media company. As Area President, Bynes will work closely the programming, business and sales teams and oversee all of iHeartMedia’s radio stations in the Beaumont, McAllen, Waco, Corpus Christi and Bryan, Texas markets. He will report to Nick Gnau, Division President for iHeartMedia.

“Spencer has been a proven leader throughout his career, his energy is contagious and his ability to develop teams and talent are unmatched,” said Gnau. “I am extremely excited for Spencer to lead these markets and expand our community efforts as well as our revenue and rating footprint in the great state of Texas.”

Bynes joins iHeartMedia Texas from Lee Hecht Harrison (LHH), where he most recently served as Vice President of Business Development in the Southern Region. Prior to joining LHH, he was Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Accendo International Consulting. In addition, Bynes was also part of the iHeartMedia family for five years (from 2011 to 2016) and served as the Director of Talent Management and Talent Acquisition before leaving to launch his consulting business. He has more than 25 years of demonstrated business acumen and proven strategic and tactical success in a diverse group of industries. 

“I am excited about my return to iHeartMedia,” said Bynes. “The growth and transformation of this organization have been phenomenal. I am looking forward to working with my team to build sustainable, long-term growth for our clients and shareholders.”

iHeartMedia is the leading media outlet in the Beaumont, McAllen, Waco, Corpus Christi and Bryan markets with multiple platforms, including its broadcast stations; live events; data; and its digital businesses and platforms, including mobile, social and its own iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia’s free all-in-one digital music, podcasting and live streaming radio service – with 3 billion app downloads and more than 150 million registered users.

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